Can ageism or biases harm our patients? The answer is yes! Read the article in Nursing2015 entitled Can being ageist harm your older adult patients? by Kayler-Debrew. (Due to copyright concerns you will need to access this article through a school or health care library).
Fall Prevention is more than just mobility, activity and safety. The Senior Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) is a comprehensive program addressing the complex, multi-criteria of injury prevention (nutrition, medication, home safety, physical fitness, etc) to educate older adults in preventing falls. Download the brochure and do your part to implement each component that impacts the quality of life and mortality of older adults.
I want to share with you this amazing man’s personal journey. It is a great reminder that with Alzheimer’s people hold onto remnants of their identity, especially music, talents, and those abilities and memories stored in different areas of the brain. Enjoy
Glen Campbell was a country music legend and 5 time Grammy winner was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. Glen and his family made a documentary about his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014 entitled I’ll Be Me. Watch the movie clip.
The soundtrack included Glen Campbell’s last song I’m Not Going to Miss You which one Country Music song of the Year in 2015. It is rip-your-heart out song about the personal reflections of someone battling Alzheimer’s.
During service learning project in June 2015, the students and I toured Hospital del Niño where I met 2 amazing volunteers in their 90’s.